15 February 1995 (age 27)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States
Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion, is a North American singer, songwriter and rapper. Originally from Houston, Texas, U.S.A. she first garnered attention when videos of her freestyling became popular on social media platforms such as Instagram. Megan Thee Stallion signed to 300 Entertainment in 2018 where she released the mixtape Fever (2019) and the EP Suga (2020) both of which reached the top ten of the Billboard 200.
She released her debut studio album Good News (2020) to critical acclaim, appearing on several year-end best album lists. She earned her first and second number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 with the remix of her song "Savage" (featuring Beyoncé), and her feature on Cardi B's single "WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)"; the latter of which was her first number one in several other countries, as well as the Billboard Global 200 chart. In 2021, she was featured alongside American rapper and singer Doja Cat on the remix of American singer Ariana Grande's 2020 single "34+35", which reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The remixed version was featured on the deluxe edition of Grande's 2020 studio album, Positions. She followed this with her debut compilation album Something for Thee Hotties (2021), which reached the top ten on the Billboard 200, and spawned the single "Thot Shit", which reached the top twenty in the US and received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance nomination.
Throughout her career, Megan Thee Stallion has received several accolades, including six BET Awards, five BET Hip Hop Awards, four American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, a Billboard Women in Music Award, and three Grammy Awards. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, she became the second female rapper to win Best New Artist, after Lauryn Hill in 1999.
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